Halloween's most horrific horror movies

Cujo, 1983 (Special photo)

Cujo, 1983 (Special photo)


Psycho, 1960 (Special photo)


Dawn of the Dead, 2004 (Special photo)


Nightmare on Elm Street, 1984 (Special photo)

We’ve all seen that classic movie scene: Girl hears a noise, goes to the door and you just want to scream, “No, don’t do it!” to her. But, she always does it anyway — and it never turns out pretty.

Horror films — we’re scared to death to watch them, but can’t turn away. I myself am not a huge fan, but I admit, they are more fun to watch with a group of people. There’s just something that’s kind of fun about an entire theater screaming out loud together.

Since the beginning of cinematic entertainment, audiences have loved a thriller, whether it’s a subdued classic like “Dracula,” or a modern slasher flick like “Saw.” Some are truly terrifying, while others are so bad it’s funny. But when the credits roll, they all take their respectful place in horror pop culture. And, we usually have a pretty good story of our own to tell afterwards about how much the film truly creeped us out.

This time of year has a way of reminding us that watching these movies can be a hauntingly fun pastime. But, there is simply no way to watch every horror movie ever made in the month of October, and unless you want to have nightmares for the rest of your life, who would want to? Everyone has their personal favorites, but we’ve compiled a list of some of the most popular horror films of all time, in chronological order. Maybe some of them make your own list, if you’ve found the nerve to watch them.

“Nosferatu” (1922)

“Dracula” (1931)

“Frankenstein” (1931)

“The Wolf Man” (1941)

“Dead of Night” (1945)

“Psycho” (1960)

Memorable quote: “She just goes a little mad sometimes. We all go a little mad sometimes.”

“The Haunting” (1963)

“Night of the Living Dead” (1968)

“Rosemary’s Baby” (1968)

“Deliverance” (1972)

Memorable quote: “Squeal like a pig! Wheeee!”

“The Exorcist” (1973)

“The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” (1974-2006)

“Jaws” (1975)

Memorable quote: “You’re gonna need a bigger boat.”

“Carrie” (1976)

“The Hills Have Eyes” (1977)

“Alien” (1979)

“The Beyond” (1981)

“Halloween” (1978)

“Invasion of the Body Snatchers” (1978)

“When a Stranger Calls” (1979)

“The Amityville Horror” (1979)

Memorable quote: “Get out — get out!”

“The Shining” (1980)

Memorable quote: “Look what you did to him — look what you did to him!”

“Friday the 13th” (1980 – 2009)

“The Beyond” (1981)

“Poltergeist” (1982)

Memorable quote: “They’re heeeeeere.”

“The Thing” (1982)

“Cujo” (1983)

Memorable quote: “Don’t worry ‘bout it m’aam, Cujo won’t hurt him.”

“Nightmare on Elm Street” (1984 – 2010)

Memorable quote: “Whatever you do: Don’t. Fall. Asleep.”

“Hellraiser” (1987)

“Pet Sematary” (1989)

“Arachnophobia” (1990)

“Silence of the Lambs” (1991)

“Interview With A Vampire” (1994)

“Scream” (1996)

“The Blair Witch Project” (1999)

“The Sixth Sense” (1999)

Memorable quote: “I see dead people.”

“The Ring” (2002)

“Signs” (2002)

“Dawn of the Dead” (2004)

“Saw” (2004)

“Paranormal Activity” (2007)

Memorable quote: “I feel it. I feel it breathing on me.”